2K released the Galaxy Opal Kobe Bryant for MyTeam, and the G.O.A.T series content has set off a wave of action as users scramble to obtain it. Here’s how you get the Galaxy Opal Bryant.
Step 1: Complete the Initial Spotlight Sim Challenges
There are 30 rewards. Each reward requires you to complete five challenges. The challenges are divided by conference and then by teams. Completing each set of five challenges unlocks a Diamond card player associated with that team.
For example, the reward for completing the Charlotte Hornets’ Spotlight Sim Challenge is a Diamond P.J. Washington. Once you complete all of the challenges for each of the Eastern and Western Conference teams, you will unlock a Pink Diamond version of Brandon Ingram and Pascal Siakam.
That will, in turn, unlock the Galaxy Opal James Harden.
This explains why 2K kept hinting over the past few weeks that users would want to make sure they got the Harden card.
Step 2: Complete the Kobe Bryant Career Spotlight Series Challenges
Last week, 2K released a Pink Diamond Bryant card. It was the first Bryant card released since his tragic death on January 26, along with his daughter Gianna.
The card was criticized because it didn’t have the kind of attributes capable of competing with the best group at the position. However, as it turns out, that release was also a piece in the puzzle.
It was never really meant to be a competitive card. The Pink Diamond Kobe was designed as a tool to use to complete his Career Spotlight series.
Enter the free locker code to satisfy this aspect of the journey.
However, you do not have to complete the eight challenges to be eligible for the GO Kobe card. However, you will obtain 81 tokens as a reward if you do.
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Step 3: Complete the New Historic Spotlight Sim Challenges
In conjunction with the release of the GO Bryant, there was another set of challenges revealed for the MyTeam mode on Tuesday. The new Historic Spotlight Sim Challenges were divided similarly to the original Spotlight Challenges, but the tasks are different and the rewards are much greater.
Rather than gaining access to previously unheralded up-and-comers like Washington and the Atlanta Hawks’ Cameron Reddish, the new Historic Spotlight Sim Challenges give rewards such as Pink Diamond Derrick Rose, Kemba Walker and more.
Like the first set of challenges, unlocking every reward from the Eastern and Western Conference delivers a second-tier prize.
The Eastern Conference reward is a Galaxy Opal Gilbert Arenas, while the Western Conference reward is a Galaxy Opal Chris Mullin. If you get both Arenas and Mullin, that unlocks the Galaxy Opal Hakeem Olajuwon.
Users who have all three cards, and who have also completed the Bryant Challenges, and who have also claimed the Galaxy Opal James Harden, will then have the G.O.A.T series Bryant.
It’s a long haul that will require hours of grinding, but this was the right way to release Bryant content. There is no purchase to make that increase your probability of getting the card, and it’s not so easily attained that we should see thousands of people with the card on Day 1 of the release.